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Memorable Manitobans: John H. Snyder (c1874-?)


Born in the United States around 1874, he married New Brunswick-born Vida A. McClellan (c1879-?) in New York State. The couple had a daughter, Marjorie Snyder (c1905-? before he immigrated to Canada in 1909. He worked as a school teacher and was the Principal of Newdale School (1914-1916), Wawanesa School (1917-1918), Emerson School (1918-1920), and Hartney School (1920-1921). He may have later served as Principal at Gull Lake School in Saskatchewan around 1926 before returning to the USA by 1930, then residing in Illinois. His later whereabouts are unknown.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Gull Lake,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 September 1926, page 7.

1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.

US Presbyterian Records [marriage registration], Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 February 2017

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